INTO AFRICA July 2017 Edition: Navigating African Legal Landscapes

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Welcome to the July edition of INTO AFRICA, the publication with fresh insight into Africa’s Emerging capital markets. This month we take a look at investment in Africa with a focus on laws and regulations for private and foreign investments across African countries (from Southern Africa to North Africa and East Africa to West Africa as well as Mid Africa regions) and titled: Navigating African Legal Landscapes.

Economic recession in Africa, coupled with weak commodities prices for the continent’s principal exports, factored heavily in the decline in FDI flows to the region (-3% to US$59 billion) in 2016, according to the UNCTAD World Investment Report 2017. However, continued robust foreign investment into Egypt boosted inflows to North Africa. In contrast, sluggish commodity prices have diminished economic prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa and tempered investor interest in the continent.

Navigating differing business customs across the continent as vast and diverse, as Africa presents particular opportunities and challenges, for new entrants or companies seeking to expand their existing operations. Investors need to understand different African countries investment laws and regulations and look for ways to navigate the complexities, minimize the risks and optimise the opportunities. African governments try to attract foreign investments into their countries to bring in capital and create employment opportunities. Typically, attention is devoted to political, social and legal incentives that will attract foreign investors, hence the focus of this edition.

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